Steve Washington in Concert
Nat “King” Cole and Friends
Sun, Oct 22, 2017
4:00 – 5:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church, Session House
120 Main Street, East Hampton Village, 11937
Art of Song presents vocalist Steve Washington in a tribute to great male vocalists of the 20th Century including Nat “King” Cole, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., Johnny Mathis, Joe Williams, Mel Tormé, Johnny Hartman, Al Jarreau and Harry Belafonte. Steve’s live presentation is a unique blend of cabaret and jazz with a bit of the blues stirred in for good measure. This show will feature selections from “Right to Love,” his current CD playing throughout the USA, Canada, and as far away as Australia. Here are quotes from some reviews: “The kind of phrasing you got from the Coles, Eckstines…this is a fine set.…” — Chris Specter (Midwest Record). “Tasty stuff, in that sweetly soulful spot…work that wears well and will last…Washington is an artist who has spent many years developing his chops and knows how to give shape to each song.” — Midtown Alex (Amazon). “…brimming with honest feeling and passion, a truly mesmerizing experience.” — Jim Olin (All About Jazz). “He is a jazz singer in the great tradition of Billy Eckstine, Johnny Hartman and Joe Williams.” — Ron Forman (Cabaret Scenes). A member of Actors’ Equity, Steve is a versatile singer who performs regularly in the DC/MD/VA area’s top venues. His music career has allowed him to meet new audiences at home and beyond, and share the stage with the Marvelettes, the Drifters, the Supremes, and the Village People. With pianist Jane Hastay, bassist Peter Martin Weiss, trumpeter Baron Lewis, Jr. and drummer John Cataletto.